Tremendous and encouraging news from top health authorities this week concerning the COVID pandemic! Increased vaccinations, combined with safety protocols are working. Cases are down, deaths are down, hope is on the rise in America.
While we rejoice in our success in beating back the plague, we have also heard that our brothers and sisters in India are dying at a terrible rate. Let us pray that our country will be able to help them achieve the same success. I am reminded of President John F. Kennedy’s words at his Inauguration; "With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own." What a tremendous exhortation to be the Christ in our world!
We Unity people know that we are Individual Expressions of God. We also know that when we as Individual Expressions, come together as Collective Expressions, wonderful things happen. You may recall the allegorical story of the Tower of Babel in Gen. 11:1-9. The people of the world had determined to build a tower that would “reach to heaven” and solidify their position of being one people with one language in one location on earth. This shows the tribal instinct of unenlightened human consciousness. This displeased God, as he wanted humanity to spread throughout the created world. God’s assessment of this Tower project is very enlightening; “they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.” To end the project, God confused their languages and scattered the people all over the earth.
What is striking to me is that God knew that this Tower, representing tribal stagnation of humanity, would happen if he did not intervene! This shows the Divine essence of a collective humanity. We have the Divine ability to do great things together, but if people band together for projects of darkness and ignorance, terrible things can occur. Nazi Germany will forever stand as a dreadful example of a segment of humanity united for the destruction of other persons, ultimately leading to their own destruction. On the positive end of the spectrum, we have seen the marvelous result of uniting together in a common cause as we see the pandemic being defeated. We identified the challenge, did what we could to slow the virus’ spread, and set about developing vaccines that would stop it! A glorious achievement that will be admired throughout history.
This is encouraging to us as Unity people, as we are reminded of our collective power to impact our world with our “Positive Path of Spiritual Living.” As we join forces, the Unity message will go forth with greater and greater impact. Unlike the misdirected energy of the tower builders, we will POSITIVELY fulfill the words God spoke, “They have begun to do this, and nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them”. Amen!!!